The Vice-Chancellor, of the University of Ilorin, Prof Wahab Egbewole has said that a total of ,25,234 students will be awarded degrees during the 37th and 38th Convocation Ceremonies beginning from Friday, October 20, and Monday, October 23, 2023, with 450 graduating students bagging First Class.
The Vice-Chancellor made this disclosure at a convocation press briefing on Wednesday at the University auditorium titled:
“The beginning cannot wait.”
According to him, 14,477 students will be awarded degrees for the 37th convocation ceremonies in the 2021/2022 Academic Session
“On the other hand, we shall be graduating 10,757 students for the 38th Convocation Ceremonies who are for the 2021/2022 Academic Session.
“We have 211 First Class, 4,143 Second Class (Upper Division), 6,570 Second Class (Lower Division), 1,742 Third Class and 30 Pass.
“The 37th Convocation Ceremonies also include 151 MBBS graduands, 73 Nursing graduands, 18 Optometry graduands, and 43 Veterinary Medicine among others.
“In summary, the university will be graduating 13,020 for First Degree/Diplomas.
“Furthermore, the total number of Higher Degrees will be awarded at the 37th Convocation Ceremonies to 1,457 graduating students.
“Out of this figure, there are 75 Postgraduate Diplomas, 976 Masters from various Faculties, 88 MBA/MPA/MILR/MPH/and 318 PhDs.”
He said that in the first Degree/Diplomas category of the 38th Convocation Ceremonies, the university has 239 First Class, 3,406 Second Class (Upper Division), 4,691 Second Class ( Lower Division), 961 Third Class and 21 Pass.
He said the university has 9,684 graduates in the first Degree/Diplomas category, adding that a total member of 1,073 Higher Degrees will be awarded at the 38th Convocation Ceremonies.
The Vice-Chancellor noted that the university had mobilised 8,290 out of the 9,684 graduates of the just concluded 2021/2022 academic session for the National Youth Service Corps.
Prof. Egbewole said that the university has moved up the ranking ladder of leading ivory towers in Nigeria for the 10th consecutive year, saying it has again topped the list of most sought-after Universities in the country for 2023 UTME.
He added that the Chairman of the Nigerian University Ranking Advisory Committee (NURAC) disclosed recently that five Faculties and eleven subjects of the University are among the world’s best as contained in Times Higher Education Subject Rankings.
He said four academic staff members were also listed among 2% of top scientists from Nigeria ranked among top-notch researchers worldwide.